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DFS Cybersecurity Symposium: Spotlight on Small Business

May
24
2022
10:00
AM
12:30
PM
This event will be virtual via WebEx

United States

DFS Cybersecurity Symposium: Spotlight on Small Business
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Introduction

Spotlight on Small Business: DFS and the Global Cyber Alliance Share Achievable Cybersecurity Controls

May 24, 2022 10:00 – 12:30

Event Details

10:00 – 10:20: NYS Legislators Welcome Small Businesses

Speakers:

Senator Kevin Thomas, Chair of Committee on Consumer Protection
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Kevin Thomas was elected in 2018 to represent the 6th District in Nassau County, becoming the first Indian-American in New York history to serve in the State Senate. He currently serves as Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee and sits on the Banks, Finance, Health, Internet & Technology, Judiciary, and Local Government Committees. Prior to his election, Kevin served as an attorney and civic leader who spent his career fighting for families across New York State.

In the Senate, Kevin has successfully championed legislation to fight discrimination, protect consumers’ private information from exploitation, expand economic opportunities, and combat the growing student loan debt crisis. As Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee, Kevin has been the driving force behind several groundbreaking efforts to strengthen consumer privacy rights, including the New York Privacy Act (NYPA), the first comprehensive data privacy bill of its kind to be introduced in the state. The NYPA features an expansive consumer “bill of rights” and sets forth provisions for businesses to manage personal data responsibly and lawfully.

Assembly Member Nily Rozic, Chair of Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
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10:20 – 11:10: Free Cybersecurity Tools for Small Businesses: Cybersecurity Toolkit   

Presenter:

Renée N. McLaughlin, Global Cyber Alliance
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In conversation with:

Craig Farrar, Director of Financial Services Programs, Cybersecurity Division, DFS
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Craig Farrar is a Director of Financial Services Programs at the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS). He manages and supervises a team of IT/Cybersecurity examiners within the Cybersecurity Division and was instrumental in the recent development of DFS’s Cybersecurity and Information Technology Baseline Risk Questionnaire (CIBRiQ) as part of an agency-wide initiative to modernize regulatory supervision and examination approaches.

As a Director, Mr. Farrar supervises DFS-regulated entities on IT, Cybersecurity, and Part 500 compliance. Mr. Farrar is also an IT Examination instructor for the Conference of State Banking Supervisors (CSBS) and serves as a cryptocurrency SME within his agency. He has over 11+ years of combined enterprise risk management and examination experience, specializing in analysis of cybersecurity and virtual currency risks in the financial services industry.

Mr. Farrar graduated from the University at Albany with an MBA in Information Technology Management and a graduate certificate in Information Security. He also holds several industry certifications, including ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), CSBS’s Certified Information Systems Examiner (CISE) and Certified Cyber Security Examiner (CCSE), and a Chainalysis Cryptocurrency Fundamentals Certificate (CCFC).

 

Margarette Martin, Director of Financial Services Programs, Cybersecurity Division, DFS
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11:10 – 11:15: Break

 

11:15 – 12:15: Real World Applications: Responding to Common Cyber Scenarios

Presenter:

Joshua Lawton, Global Cyber Alliance
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More information about this speaker will be made available soon.

In conversation with:

William Peterson, Assistant Deputy Superintendent, Cybersecurity Division, DFS
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William Peterson is an Assist Deputy Superintendent of Cybersecurity Supervision at the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS). He manages the examination teams for the newly created Cybersecurity Division.

As an Assistant Deputy, Mr. Peterson supervises DFS-regulated entities on IT, Cybersecurity, and Part 500 compliance. Mr. Peterson also is an IT examiner instructor for CSBS. He has over 15 years of cybersecurity experience within the financial services and healthcare industries, operating as a cybersecurity engineer and information security officer.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Siena College and has a graduate certificate in Information Assurance from Regis University. He also holds several industry certifications from ISACA, CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft.

 

 

12:15 -12:30: DFS Cybersecurity Symposium Closing Remarks

Speaker:

DFS Superintendent Adrienne Harris
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Adrienne A. Harris was nominated to lead the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) by Governor Kathy Hochul in August, 2021 and confirmed by the New York State Senate on January 25, 2022.

Superintendent Harris began her career as an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City representing a number of U.S. and non-U.S. based corporations in various forms of litigation and regulatory matters, before accepting a position at the United States Department of the Treasury under President Obama.

While at the Treasury Department, Superintendent Harris served as a Senior Advisor to both Acting Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller, and Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin. Her work ranged from financial reform efforts to identifying solutions to the student loan crisis, analyzing the nexus between foreign investment and national security, and working to promote financial inclusion and health in communities throughout the country.

Following her time at the Treasury Department, Superintendent Harris joined The White House, where she was appointed as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, as part of the National Economic Council. In this role, she managed the financial services portfolio, which included developing and executing strategies for financial reform and the implementation of Dodd-Frank, consumer protections for the American public, cybersecurity and housing finance reform priorities.

After leaving the White House in January 2017, Superintendent Harris went on to serve as General Counsel and Chief Business Officer at States Title, Inc. (now DOMA), which provides a more simple and affordable closing experience for homebuyers.

Prior to being nominated, she also served as a Professor and as Faculty Co-Director at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy's Center on Finance, Law and Policy at the University of Michigan, as well as a Senior Advisor at the Brunswick Group in Washington, D.C.

 

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